Respiratory physiotherapy and incidence of pulmonary complications in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery: an observational follow-up study

@article{YnezBrage2009RespiratoryPA,
  title={Respiratory physiotherapy and incidence of pulmonary complications in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery: an observational follow-up study},
  author={Isabel Y{\'a}nez-Brage and Salvador Pita-Fern{\'a}ndez and Alberto Juff{\'e}-Stein and Ursicino Mart{\'i}nez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Sonia P{\'e}rtega-D{\'i}az and {\'A}ngeles Maule{\'o}n-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={BMC Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={36 - 36}
}
BACKGROUND Heart surgery is associated with an occurrence of pulmonary complications. The aim of this study was to determine whether pre-surgery respiratory physiotherapy reduces the incidence of post-surgery pulmonary complications. METHODS Observational study of 263 patients submitted to off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery at the A Coruña University Hospital (Spain). 159 (60.5%) patients received preoperative physiotherapy. The fact that patients received preoperative… CONTINUE READING